"The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor"- Margot Kaufman

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Klausie Update

Phew. What a week.

If you weren't following my freakouts on Facebook, Klaus put me through quite the ordeal this week. Following our "bump" scare and subsequent ER visit, little buddy developed some kind of major GI upset. I'm not sure if it was related to the Metacam that he was given for pain, which can be tough on the stomach, or if this was possibly the issue to begin with (although he didn't test to show signs for pancreatitis, his symptoms sure fit the bill). Regardless, the whole thing made for almost an entire week of sleepless nights for both mama and puggy, and piled on the stress. There is absolutely nothing worse than watching your sweet little buddy suffer and hearing him whimper, and having no idea what's wrong! Even the doctors couldn't offer much explanation, and I didn't know how to help him. I even left him at the vet's office for one day while I had to work, because I was so worried about leaving him alone. (Yeah, this week was INSANE at work. Pile it on, universe.)

Fast forward to this weekend, and he is doing MUCH better. Maybe not 100% yet, but he's starting to do the little things that make him Klaus--sassing at me, barking for his breakfast, demanding affection, picking on his sister. He is such a little BEAST, but I wouldn't trade him for anything. I am so, SO glad to see him feeling better. And I am so thankful for all of the support that I received from all my friends here. I can't even begin to tell you all how much it means to be able to share experiences like this with people who KNOW. You listen, you respond without judgment, you help to share the load.

It is, in a word, awesome.

So now that the immediate crisis is over, I'm left to pick up the financial pieces. It was suggested by many of you that I consider starting a chipin, and I've gone back and forth with the idea because I don't want to seem like a moneygrubber. It's not the most important thing, and the emotional support that I've received here now (and before) is worth its weight in gold. Finally, I decided that it can't hurt to create one (the amount is exactly half of what his total expenses are) but I don't want anyone to feel pressure to contribute. Any help will be appreciated beyond measure, but it's not in any way expected. I'll leave it at that.

As proof of his return to health, I'll leave you all with a video of The Bean himself. This is what Klausie thinks of the antibiotic ointment that I'm supposed to put on his bump twice a day. (Yeah, right. Good luck with that.)

Oh, and please ignore the giant piles of laundry everywhere. Did I mention that it was a rough week?

;) xoxo


Minnie and Mack said...

We're so happy to hear that Klaus is doing better. Seeing your puggie in pain is awful.

And thanks for your address! Our card to you is in the mail today. We emailed ours back.
Have a wonderful holiday!
Drools and licks,
Minnie and Mack

Nana Gail said...

I just came on your blog and was glad to see that your pug is doing so much better. I do not have any pugs myself but i have 3 naney pugs
wilma britte and sluggo. and they are so adorable

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good news for Klaus..we will keep our paws crossed
Benny & Lily

Kari in Vegas said...

Those pups sure keep us on our toes!

Stop on by for a visit

Opaka said...

Yay! So happy to hear Klaus is feeling better.

Lola and Tucker said...

So glad your doing better Klausie! Boy, you really don't like that antibiotic do you? LOL

Wilma said...

Hi Klausie, I am soooo glad you are feeling better. Even though you are a boy, I don't like to see my Sunflower Sisters bro feeling down. Plus, I am really impressed at how you are giving your mom the business about the ointment. Keep it up buddy!

Payton said...

I'm sorry you had such a stressful week, but am so happy to hear that sweet Klausie is doing better! Whew! Maybe he can help with the laundry now? ;-) Great video too!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

So happy Klaus is feeling getting better. He is so funny on the bed turning in circles.

The Girls

Mia said...

So happy to see Klaus getting back to his sassy self!!! We hope he is back to 100% soon!!



PugSlope.com said...

We're so glad to hear that little Klausie is getting back to his normal self. Your video was hilarious! It's clear by his shenanigans that his inner "beast" is back. We knew Sid was better when he tried to eat my bowl of pretzels - while it was in my hands! Yes, they love to push the boundries. Hoping he keeps doing well and life gets back to normal - well as normal as live with pugs can get.

-Brian, Jenn, and Sid the Pug

Vito and Gina said...

We looooooooooooove this video! Klausie we are sooo happy you are feeling better!!